South African Police Sentenced To 30 Years For Killing Nigerian Man

A South African police constable, Austin Luciano Reynold, has been found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian.

Reynold was sentenced on Monday, after he was pronounced guilty of all four charges preferred against him last week.

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The police officer(24) was charged with murder and three charges of robbery.

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Okoli. from Anambra state, who lived in Durban, a coastal city in Kwa Zulu-Natal province in South Africa, was shot at close range and robbed by the policeman during an unauthorised raid in 2018.

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Reynold’s accomplice in the raid, Brinley Pallo testified against him while giving his testimony before Shyam Gyanda, the presiding judge, on Friday.


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